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Here are some examples from last weekend.Our player package included a publication with wrong info.(some played from the wrong pads) The flyer claimed lunch would be provided both days,Day one I found a few cold cut wedges that had been unattended for hours with mayo(in 98 degree heat)that the flies were feasting on and nothing on day two. It was hot and they let the water coolers run out early without ever refilling them.The first course needed a trash cleanup bad! A guy in my group steped on a rusty nail sticking out of a board. The second course was unmowed.(SOOO weak)The T.D. bitched us out sunday morning because of the bad attitude of a/some pros(B.H.)you all know who.Then didnt seem to care about explaining the O.B.s or the tees we should use.Shawn H. goes to our tourneys to help,not to babysit staff that can't add.Worst of all last year I was so impressed by the courses and the staff,way to drop the ball!                                                                       Steve B. 5495

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Where was the event?
Yeah...that was my first event here. I wasn't too impressed with how things were explained or the lack of care of Tom Brown Park. The T.D. does not like the course...and everyone else loves it. He wants us to use Jack Maclean more...and a lot of us do. But as you know no beginner can go out there and have a good time. So they don't. He tried to pay too much attention to Jack Maclean Park. T.B. should have been mowed and lines should have been laid down. O.B.'s were vague and that bothered me quite a bit. A simple line would have fixed that. I am trying to form a new club that could be more active about what goes on here. The guys who have been taking care of things have been doing it longer than anyone would like. Trying to find active younger members seems to be a hard find here. Which is why it is hard to maintain on our own here. Putting on our own tourney's instead of the city doing it. Hopefully that will change...thanks again for making your way over even though it was far from a great event.
It sounds like you guys need some enthusiastic amateurs!
I don't think I've had all that happen before, but definitely some things. I can understand why you'd feel that way as I would as well.
Seems to be a lot of turnover in the Club/TD/Course Maintenance arena.

I've played a Worlds where they ran out of water during a heat wave. Since then I don't trust any tournament TD to provide water or players to take only what they need, and now I provide my own. And, I provide my own food also. If the tournament has food then that is an extra, not something I'm going to depend on.

OB lines not marked well...can lead to all kinds of crazy stuff!!!!!!!!
Especially at NITE!
Am. Nats this weekend in Milford Michigan was awesome there was breakfast ( fruit, beagles, muffins oatmeal coffee etc...) and for lunch there was hot dogs hamburgers and for the players cheese steaks, there were snakes o plenty and coolers full of waters and power aid on every other hole . it is a phenomenally run event with lizard games for tons of prizes after each round every day . spotters on most holes and the t.d. and discraft did one hell of a job. so it all depends on the t.d.s mindset does HE want to make money or does HE want the event to be awsome and keep players happy and give them a good tourney experience. sound like your t.d. wanted to make a lil money
They served DOGS for breakfast? Sounds like Viet Nam.
Cheese steaks!!!!!!!! Y'all got it goin' on!!!
THEY HAD SNAKES AT AM NATS? I wish I woulda went.
I looked back at thier flyer today ,under notes it said lunch both days and 3 to open a division.those were both lies also.They dont belong on the tour.
So, anyone care to answer my question and tell me where this mystical tournament was?

And, as a former TD, I can say a few things to support and condemn them all at once. As a tournament director, one of your goals needs to be to make money (at least make back what you spent) but the overall "good vibe" people take away from the event is just as important.
If you run a well organized and fun tournament, you can bet the out-of-towners will not only tell their friends, but bring them back the next year. There is a little secret to TDing though that not a lot of them know, which is, you can host a kick ass tournament and make money hand over fist, it just takes a little work. OK, it takes a lot of work.
Planning a sanctioned event cannot be done in the weeks prior to the event, you have to start planning next year's event the week after this year's event. That way you can make fresh notes on what "worked" and what did not. You can also make donation requests for player's packs or prizes. Most sponsors (not disc sponsors) will give you free stuff, you just have to ask in enough advance.
Again, from a TD's perspective, it does no good to half ass the event planning because the event will suck and you'll have to listen to the whiney little cry babies that inevitably infest every disc golf tournament. If you're going to donate your time and effort, you may as well do a great job so you can enjoy tournament day/experience.
To the people that do not volunteer/help: If I was playing in a tournament and I heard a non-volunteering golfer complaining about the event, I may just punch you in the face myself. If the turnout of the event is sooo important to you then you shold ask the TD what you can do to help a few weeks before the event.
Anyone that doesn't volunteer has absolutely NO RIGHT to complain ABOUT ANYTHING at that event! PERIOD!

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